A tabletop vibration isolation platform designed for sensitive instrumentation and microscopes has been introduced by Newport Corp. The VIBe vibration isolation baseplate is a compact and easy-to-use platform that reduces vibrations that can disturb sensitive instruments. Available in four standard shapes, two rectangular and two triangular, it features a black powder-coated steel plate and patented mechanical isolators that provide both vertical and horizontal vibration isolation. No air lines, compressors or other accessories are required. Fundamental to the device are the IB isolator bearings, which are available in discrete payload ranges. The company offers six models of IB bearings that cover a load range from 10 to 100 lb, enabling users to configure the proper size platform and bearings in the required locations on the baseplate.